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Specialty Doctor Ophthalmology

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
£52,530 to £82,400 per annum
Closing date
2 May 2024

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We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic colleague to join our team of doctors in the provision of Ophthalmology services on the Isle of Wight. The successful candidate will work alongside the existing team and form an integral part of the Isle of Wight service.

Main duties of the job

  • To assist in the provision of a comprehensive service in Ophthalmology under the supervision of the designated consultant(s).
  • Participation in the day-to-day management of ophthalmic patients.
  • To undertake clinics as required.
  • The professional supervision and management of nursing staff as necessary.
  • Participate in production and revision of ophthalmic local guidelines.
  • So far as is consistent with the proper discharge of the above duties the post holder undertakes to deputise from time to time for absent colleagues.
  • The post holder undertakes, exceptionally, to be available for irregular commitments outside normally rostered duties as are essential for continuity of patient care.

About us

St Mary's Hospital is situated on the outskirts of Newport and provides a full range of services associated with a typical District General Hospital. It has approximately 280 beds, over a range of medical and surgical specialties and a 24-hour Emergency Department.

The Ophthalmology Department is based within the Planned Care Directorate led by Dr Oliver Cramer, Clinical Director, Leann Hetherington, Associate Director of Operations and Lynda Hadley, Head of Nursing and Quality.

The Ophthalmology Department provides a wide range of medical and surgical ophthalmology services to the population of the Isle of Wight including vitreo-retinal, cataract, glaucoma, neuro-ophthalmology, orthoptics, medical retina/ uveitis,oculoplastic, emergency and general ophthalmology. The participation in the National Ophthalmic Database (NOD), supports excellent cataract facilities.

The Eye department is a well-equipped modern department and has equipment including Pentacam tomographer, swept-source IOL Master 700 with Barrett suite, two Optos machines, Topcon 3D OCT and OCT-A, Heidelberg Spectralis, Humphrey VF networked perimetry, PASCAL, Diode, YAG and SLT Lasers, fluorescein and ICG angiography. There are ultrasonic pachymeters and the latest Medisight EPR, including full EPR audit suites. Surgery is provided in the fully equipped purpose built Eye Day Surgery Theatre, which opened in 2022.

Job description
Job responsibilities

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESGeneralTo assist in the provision of a comprehensive service in Ophthalmology under the supervision of the designated consultant(s).Participation in the day-to-day management of ophthalmic patients.To undertake clinics as required.The professional supervision and management of nursing staff as necessary.Participate in production and revision of ophthalmic local guidelines.

Person Specification

  • MBBS or equivalent qualification MRC Ophth or equivalent


  • Experience at Registrar level or equivalent


  • Evidence of achievement of Foundation competencies in line with GMC standards in Good Medical Practice including: Good clinical care Maintaining good medical practice Good relationships and communications with patients Good working relations with colleagues Good teaching and training Professional behaviour and probity Delivery of good clinical care.
  • An understanding of audit and the audit cycle. Experience in postgraduate and undergraduate teaching.


  • Evidence of Audit relevant to specialty.
  • Knowledge of current NHS issues.

Skills and Aptitudes

  • All applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English that are adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, which could be demonstrated by one of the following: Applicants have undertaken undergraduate medical training in English Applicants have scores in the academic International English Language Testing System [IELTS] or equivalent equal to those required for recruitment to MMC speciality training programmes. If applicants believe that they have adequate communication skills but do not fit into one of the examples they need to provide evidence.
  • Able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Eligible for full GMC registration with licence to practise as start of appointment. Eligible to work in the UK


  • Flexible attitude to work.

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